Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Hauling Sunday CX

Oh, my poor neglected blog!! I've been meaning to blog, I swear, but life has been really hectic in the last few days. Basically, it's because I'm going to a wedding next week. Except my friend wanted a destination wedding and as such, I'm leaving on Saturday for a week to Punta Cana! Yay! It's going to be my first all-inclusive, resort vacation. Not sure what to expect, but just the work "vacation" makes me happy LOL. However, before I can enjoy the vacation, there is the departure and as usual, I'm running around like crazy to get some stuff: swim suits, bag, medicine, hat, etc. If that was all, it wouldn't be so bad... but this Friday is my birthday :) Usually, I'd keep it low-key... but I'm turning 30 :P It's a nice number to celebrate I think LOL. And so that's what I did last week-end :)

We had pork tenderloin with mac and cheese, some smoke salmon tartar, spinach salad with strawberries and feta cheese and shrimps wrapped in bacon. The food was extremely yummy and luckily for all of us, I wasn't the one cooking LOL. However, I helped and since I was hosting, I cleaned... and so my week-end passed really fast! Seriously, I've barely had time to read :(

Tonight, I'm going out with my new friends for curling and tomorrow, we're taking out my friend's aunts who came from Hong Kong for the wedding. When I went to Hong Kong in 2000 (jeez, I cannot believe it's been so long!!), they welcomed us into their home and so, this is a thank you in Montreal :) And on Friday, apparently, I need to beautify my legs and feet for the beach. In the meantime, I need to pack and I'll definitively try to write a couple of posts for next week.

In the meantime, I have a New Releases post with Ames over at Breezing Through. Check out what books I'm looking forward to in May here :) And while I know we're not Sunday, I thought I'd still show you what I've got last week and this week :)

I've actually already read Written in Red by Anne Bishop, but I loved it so much that I needed to get the hardcover :) Loki's Wolves is totally a score, considering that it's coming out only next week! No Strings Attached - I'm trying very hard to be a good girl and keep it for next week while in Punta Cana. It just seemed to be the perfect beach read! The Mary Balogh is also coming with me because I need to find out why Ames enjoyed it so much :) And  I'm currently reading Lord of Wicked Intentions :P

So what books did you recently acquire? Any suggestions of what I should bring with me?


  1. Wow, I just had lunch but your food in this post made me hungry all over again. :) It looks like you had a good time. Happy Birthday sweetie, come Friday! =)

    Lots of good looking books you got there. Happy reading!

  2. Hope you are enjoying Wicked Intentions---I LOVED it! Heath has always been one of my favorite authors.

  3. Food looks awesome!! Happy 30th!!! I remember mine kind of. lol. I was a little tipsy.

  4. Happy 30th Birthday! Your party looks like it was so much looks great. Have fun at your destination wedding. I've never done anything like that. I hope you love it.

    I've had my eye on the Anne Bishop book. Good to know you loved it. I think I will move it to my buy list!

  5. Happy Birthday, Nath! Have tons of fun, for both the wedding and your birthday! :D

  6. That menu sounds DELICIOUS! Happy Birthday :) Wishing you love, happiness, success and health.

  7. Thank you everyone for the wishes and everything :)

    Wena - The food was yummy! LOL. It's so funny because my friend is always saying she doesn't know what she's doing, she's just winging it. But in the end, we always get good food :)

    Renee B - I enjoyed Lord of Wicked Intentions, but at the same time, I still wanted more. A good way to end the trilogy though. Looking forward to her next series!

    isabel - No worries about that happening. LOL, I'm not drinking, just can't hold alcohol :P

    Jan - Get it, it was really good :) I've already re-read it three times LOL.

    Little Alys - Thanks Alys! I'm going to try. It's my first all-inclusive, resort vacation, so I don't know what to expect really.

    Mariana - Thanks Mariana! Miss you by the way!

  8. SO jealous of your vacation! And I shouldn't be because I've gone on some fabulous once-in-a-lifetime type vacations in the last couple of years, but we never go anywhere and RELAX. Have a great time, nath and don't forget your sunscreen!

    HOORAY FOR TURNING 30 TOMORROW! Happy birthday, my sweet friend. I wish you health, happiness and all the books you could ever want. xoxo

  9. Happy Birthday Nath! The food looks delicious, especially the cake!

  10. Christine - LOL, what do you mean? DIdn't you just come back from vacation? Although I get what you mean. You've been on the go-go-go for a lot of them. However, it wasn't as relaxing as I thought it'd be ^_^; Perhaps because we were such a big group.

    LOL, I'll take all the health I can! Because it seems like I'm going to need it, sigh.

    Thanks Christine!

    Leslie - THank you!